cbruner at quadro.net
Tue Dec 4 00:29:50 EST 2012
I like DEADBEEF or DEADFACE, two wonderfully descriptive variables when
looking in a debugger at hex values.
On 12/3/2012 11:35 PM, Karl Williams wrote:
> My favorite hex number is C0FFEE.
> Sometime when I'm bored I'll pick any base, other than ten, and do
> mind calculations. Base-12 (Duodecimal) is fun.
> On 12/3/2012 8:16 PM, Bob DeGregory wrote:
>> Doc's offhand comment about IBM and hexadecimal notation piqued
>> my curiosity. Having done my CS degree when dinosaurs roamed the
>> earth, and IBM ruled the dinosaurs, I nonetheless believe that IBM's
>> relationship to hex is only slightly more central than Al Gore's
>> relationship to the internet.
>> Of course I turned to Wikipedia to see how much I might be missing.
>> Lots of interesting esoterica like finger-counting system that works
>> up to to 1K-1 attributed to Arthur C.Clarkeand even some droll
>> hexadecimal humor. Some useful stuff that never made it into CS
>> curriculum but perhaps should have as well.
>> Article is definitely worth a read through.
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